Lighting 101

I wanted some practical hands-on practice, seeing how to alter lighting, so I put the camera on a tripod, turned off all the lights and then turned on one lamp. It's easier to control the light when there's fewer options. With just some aluminum foil and diffuser, I made about eight different setups. It's the easiest way to understand something as clearly as possible when you do it yourself and see what changes what in the frame.

Making Ideas

My stake in the ground on making ideas reality.

Read More

Choose the right goals

I’ve been learning and thinking about goals lately. It’s important to have a goal for almost all endeavors, something to strive for and assess if you’re learning correctly. I think this segment of a speech touches on that well. And I believe it’s always good to have a reminder to really look at oneself (for the right reasons) and question our motives, and recalibrate our goals.


I seem to have this same thought every year around the time a new iPhone is announced. I guess it's the best representation of it. The thought is this: do we need this?

Read More